Durrell Ramer and Mike Meskill Take on New Management Roles at ETC

by Michael Eddy
Durrell Ramer, ETC Global Customer Service and Systems Manager, Mike Meskill ETC, Global Technical Service Manager
Durrell Ramer, ETC Global Customer Service and Systems Manager, Mike Meskill ETC, Global Technical Service Manager

ETC is proud to announce the promotions of two new global service managers. Durrell Ramer was recently promoted to the role of Global Customer Service and Systems Manager and Mike Meskill is taking on the role of Global Technical Service Manager.

Ramer will oversee customer service, quotations, systems project management, applications engineering, and systems drafting for all ETC companies worldwide. He has been with ETC for more than 20 years and has held a variety of positions during that time. He started his tenure in quotations for the southeast and southwest sales territories and later moved into management. He’s held a number of management positions in the Technical Services and Systems department groups.

Ramer majored in communications at Goshen College in Indiana and is known to still bore people with stories of his college radio show. He then went on to earn an MFA in technical theatre production from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has production experience with a variety of professional companies, including Victory Gardens Theatre, ShennaArts, Madison Reparatory Theatre, and UW Opera. Ramer and his wife Stephanie live in Madison with their two sons and a large red dog.

Meskill will oversee the Technical Phone Support, Special Projects, Field Service, and Repairs departments for all ETC companies worldwide. He has over 20 years of experience in the ETC Technical Service department. He started as a field service engineer and became the field service manager in 1998. In 2005, Meskill and his wife Laurel relocated to Holzkirchen, Germany, and he took on the role of European service manager to help with the integration of recently acquired Transtechnik Lighting Systems into ETC. In 2010, ETC Asia was added to his oversight and he became the international service manager.

Meskill earned his BFA in technical design and production (lighting) from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Meskill has designed shows for a variety of Wisconsin dance companies and worked as the assistant lighting designer for the Madison Opera. While living in Germany, Mike designed lighting for the first German production of the Vagina Monologues as well as two productions of I, Claudia for BeMe Theatre. Before going to college, Meskill spent four years in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician.

Further information from Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC) etcconnect.com